Nobody likes looking at a mirror, only to have those dreaded panda eyes staring back at you. Well, those under-eye dark circles look undeniably cute to pandas, but unfortunately, not for us, ladies.
You may heard the words on the streets. You need some good night sleep to brush off that stressed out look. But, if you don’t have much of that Zzzz luxury, or if sleep just wouldn’t do it, well, here are some quick fixes to cover up those dark circles.
But first, let’s know what causes it
It seems like dark, under-eye circles is a universal beauty woe. You’ve seen celebrities without make-up and there unveils those dark shadows casted by puffy eyelids and eye bags. Yes, nobody escapes from this. Genetics and lifestyles are the common causes.
Dehydration, alcohol, cigarettes, sleeplessness, stress or too much salts in diet, could exacerbate the problem. These factors can dehydrate your skin, which then forms dark tissues and blood vessels resulting to dark circles and puffiness. Activities that wear out your the eyes could also lead them to look dark, stressed and puffy.
Dark circles can definitely be hidden with concealers, lightening cream and by maintaining a healthier lifestyle
Conceal it away
This is the ultimate quick fix specially on situation where you need to instantly glam up. Say, a sudden Friday night invitation after office hours. Works every time whether the problem is cause by genetics or by a 10-hour Netflix marathon.
A concealer can hide those grey and yellow-tones in your eye-bag area. If you have a fair or light complexion, you can use the Multi-Tasking Mineral concealer.
Putting ice packs on your eyes for 10 minutes reduces the puffiness and eye bags. Wrap up some ice cubes in Ziplock bags. Simply apply the cold compress for 5 to 10 minutes.
Tea bags do wonders
They are not just for the sipping. You can use caffeinated tea bags to keep those dark circles at bay. Green tea, for example, contains powerful antioxidants that can camouflage dark circles. Simply steep two teabags. Let the bags chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes. Squeeze out any remaining liquid. Apply the bags on the under-eye areas. Leave it for 15 minutes.
Avocado Eye Masks
Yes, avocado is a fruity delight for your eyes too. Combine avocado with a few drops of almond oil and create a mask. Apply to the puffy areas for 20 minutes.
Keeping your eyes and skin healthy
Protect your eyes from the sun’s UV rays by wearing sunglasses. Get enough sleep. Stay hydrated. Take a break away from computer screens. Maintain a healthier lifestyle. If you have allergies that cause puffiness, take care of it.